Who We Are

ISR, located in the Düsseldorf – Neuss – Meerbusch region, offers excellent international education from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in a multilingual environment and is exclusively financed by tuition fees, and does not receive financial support from the state. Furthermore, ISR is recognized as an accredited school by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. All proceeds are reinvested into the kindergarten and school to further benefit the students.

ISR is committed to providing comprehensive, internationally oriented, and individualized support for its students and offers an excellent learning concept that prepares students for studies at renowned universities worldwide. The well-structured curriculum, combined with the early identification of knowledge gaps through weekly tests (monitoring), form the basis for the graduation results of ISR graduates, which are far above the German and global average. The curriculum is developed centrally and is taught using specially developed teaching programs. German is taught according to the curriculum for high schools in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Our Culture: Embracing Traditional Values

At ISR, we uphold traditional values and believe that it is truly “Cool to be Good.” We hold hard work in high regard and value a strong work ethic. Performance is given importance, and at ISR, we stand for honesty, transparency, equal opportunities, loyalty, excellence combined with humility, compassion, and integrity.

Behavior and Discipline: Fostering Respect and Academic Excellence

Behavior is a reflection of our values and culture. We emphasize discipline by adhering to school rules and maintaining a dress code that shows respect for our institution. Our traditional culture and values promote disciplined behavior, which in turn cultivates respectful and studious students. This foundation of discipline contributes to academic excellence.

Partnership for Success: Educating Students with the Highest Standards

As educators, it is our responsibility, in partnership with parents, to uphold the highest standards for our students in all aspects. We continually strive for excellence in values, behavior, and academics. The academic success of our students is built upon our culture, values, and behavior. At ISR, we maintain that being good in all areas and aspects is truly cool.

Our Students

There are over 1,000 students from 60 nations attending Kindergarten through Grade 12. ISR students routinely achieve excellent International Baccalaureate (IB) scores and these internationally recognized diplomas qualify students for entrance to top universities worldwide, including Germany.

Our ISR Team

Our international team comprises over 180 employees from over 40 countries. Around 160 staff members are dedicated solely to teaching, advising and supervising the students as well as supporting them both in their academic and extra-curricular activities. This pedagogical team not only includes highly qualified teachers but also supervisors, university counsellors, student well-being counsellors, a school nurse, a student activities coordinator, a librarian and the school leadership team.

Our Curriculum

ISR offers an international, college-preparatory curriculum. In addition to English and German, a third language is studied starting in Grade 6 with a choice of either French, Spanish, Japanese or Chinese.

In Grades 9 and 10, students are prepared for external examinations such as Cambridge IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education, DELE – Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera and DELF – Diplôme d’Etudes en langue Française.

ISR offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students in grades 11 and 12 and ISR graduates have achieved marks well above the worldwide and German averages and have gone on to study at top universities around the world and in Germany.

We have an outstanding track record qualifying ISR students for studies at universities in Germany. In the past three years, 100% of our students, who wished to, entered German universities by meeting special German IB requirements which qualify passing students for their “Allgemeine Hochschulreife”.


ISR is recognized by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as an international supplementary school (“anerkannte internationale Ergänzungsschule”).

ISR is an accredited member of Cognia (Unified organization of the US-based accreditation agencies NCA CASI, SACS, CASI, NSSE, NWAC).

ISR is also a Cambridge Examination Centre, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and conducts College Board PSAT and SAT exams on site.

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ISR International School on the Rhine

About us – our international school near Düsseldorf / NRW

The ISR International School on the Rhine is an international, private high school. The private school near Düsseldorf offers an excellent international education. The aim of the international school is to individually educate and support the students in preparation for a successful future career and life. The international school is located in the region of Neuss, Düsseldorf, Meerbusch, and Cologne. ISR includes a Kindergarten as well as a primary school, middle school, and a private high school up to the 12th grade. ISR has opened a second international Kindergarten in Düsseldorf and a German-speaking Kindergarten in Meerbusch-Büderich. ISR distinguishes itself as an English-speaking international school in Neuss. Students have the opportunity to earn an international degree, the International Baccalaureate (IB), or the ISR High School Diploma. ISR graduates have a track record of a high above average IB results.

Additional information about our international school and international Kindergarten.

Are you interested in the ISR International School on the Rhine Neuss, Düsseldorf? Please get in touch with us personally. The international school accepts applications all year round. ISR offers many opportunities to get to know us. Feel free to visit our open house. We are always looking forward to new families. We are happy to meet you and your family.

ISR – „It is cool to be good!“